Criterion Games, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. today announced a demo for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The demo will give gamers early access to this holiday’s hottest action racing title.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit ships on November 19th, 2010 and is already earning accolades from critics worldwide for pioneering a new innovation within the racing category. “Need for Speed Hot Pursuit could redefine online racing forever,” stated GamesRadar in their summer preview of the game. In Europe, Eurogamer noted that, “Friends, data and photos continuously stream into view, all offering new gameplay opportunities and challenges.”
“Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is blowing the roof off social competition and bringing excitement back to the racing genre,” says Matt Webster, Producer at Criterion Games. “We’re putting players and their friends at the heart of the gameplay experience by automatically tracking and comparing each person’s performances. This demo will give gamers a snapshot of Need for Speed Autolog and how we’re amping up the energy of intense pursuits, competitive racing and online connected play – nothing is more powerful than beating your friends.”
The Need for Speed Hot Pursuit demo will be available for download October 26 on Xbox LIVE Marketplace worldwide and the PlayStation Network in the UK on October 27th on the PlayStation Network. The retail game will be available on November 19th in the UK on the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC. The Limited Edition can be pre-ordered now on all platforms to gain exclusive content at no extra cost, with participating retailers worldwide.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit will also be available on the Nintendo Wii and is being developed by a company named "Exient".